By carefully filling out all the required blanks and agreeing to go paperless in communicating with the USPTO, you can reduce your application fees from $325 to $225 (TEAS plus).
RF Standard allows you to enter goods/services description in your own words for a slightly heftier fee, but it is not recommended if you want the examination process to be as quick as possible. If you pick one from the Trademark ID manual (by USPTO), the examiner will unlikely oppose to the propriety of the description.
Not all questions are straightforward. When you’re in doubt, always consult USPTO guidelines. Always consult a professional before making decisions. All you learned today may be a tip of an ice burg.
Updated on 7/10/2020 to reflect name changes in USPTO TEAS forms (from Reduced Fees to Standard Fees). This change was made because non-electronic filing (which required a higher “standard” fee) is not available anymore.Young Jeon, Esq.